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How to make pinhead porridge with plum compote

A porridge to convert people who hate the stuff

handbag, bag, fashion

I’ve ditched my bag and discovered true liberation

Everyone should discover the freedom that comes with leaving their bag behind

Where tomatoes really come from

The origins of the tomato are not as Mediterranean as you might think

Lloyd’s of London should be ashamed of itself for banning lunchtime drinking

Sack the drinkers who can’t behave themselves and leave the rest of the City’s thirsty workers to it

Mayweather-McGregor: boxing’s billion-dollar con in the making

If this mega-fight does finally happen, Floyd Mayweather will cruise to victory

How designer cafés are cashing in on Instagram obsession

Everything at Ralph Lauren’s coffee shop is designed to look good on social media

What art from North Korea looks like

A new exhibition in London offers a rare glimpse of the kind of art that is permitted in North Korea

Gallery: Baftas 2017

Mel Brooks received the Bafta Fellowship, while La La Land picked up five awards

How to make cheesy leek and sausage bread

A heavenly bread that’s guaranteed to melt your heart

Staying in with some quality booze is the best option for Valentine’s Day

Henry Jeffreys recommends wines and spirits to fall in love with on February 14

The sweetest craving of all

Through the ages, sugar has inched its way to global dominance

Valentine’s Day presents that actually convey true love

Buy these presents for your beloved and your dignity will remain fully intact

Whisky: the drink that sorts the women from the girls

Women are increasingly getting a taste for whisky

Donald Trump, take note: every gentleman’s wardrobe needs a decent dressing gown

If the president doesn’t own a ‘bathrobe’, it’s a worrying sign

Exhibition preview: David Hockney at Tate Britain

The six-decade spanning retrospective opens on February 9

Pasta is the solution to the vegetable crisis

The veg crisis is the perfect opportunity to ditch the courgetti and fall back in love with proper pasta

Alastair Cook: five of his best moments as England captain

Cook has stepped down after a record 59 Test matches in the role

Save the Super Bowl from lefty rants

Lady Gaga is performing this year’s half-time show – an anti-Trump diatribe is surely on the way

The cultivated grain

From Asian goddesses to boarding school puddings, rice has a remarkable history behind it

The perfect white wines for winter

When it’s really cold, there is nothing better than a glass (or two) of white

It’s time Bob Dylan dropped the Frank Sinatra act

Dylan’s dalliance with the ‘great American songbook’ has gone on for long enough

Let office workers eat cake!

Don’t listen to the joyless meddlers who think sweet treats should no longer be a part of office life

We need to stop being obsessed with lifestyle trends (especially Danish ones)

Hygge sounded just fine when it was called ‘being cosy’ – society’s infatuation with buzzwords is out of control

Dry January is finally over. Let’s ditch it for good next year

The winter months are the time to be compensating for the weather with red wine and spirits